Shawn Wayans - Details


Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother’s (Keenen Ivory Wayans) feature film I’m Gonna Get You Sucka. Immediately following, he joined the cast of the Emmy Award winning comedy series In Living Color.

Wayans has since gone onto write, executive producer and star, with his brother Marlon Wayans, in the hit comedy Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood, a parody of the coming-of-age-in-the-hood movies, for Miramax/Dimension Films. In addition, Wayans created and starred, with Marlon, on The Wayans Bros. sitcom, the first show to be sold into syndication after heading up the WB Television Network line-up for five years.

In addition to his roles in film and television, Wayans can now add author to his list of accomplishments. DTP, a division of Dell Books, recently released 150 Ways to Tell if You’re Ghetto, a critical offbeat collection of one-liners. The book recently hit the Waldenbooks Best Seller List.


  • 19th January 1971 - Birth